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St. Nicholas VI Sponge Boat

693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
+1 727-937-5417
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Best boat ride value in Florida

What a great way to get to see Tarpon Springs harbor and learn about the Sponge Business of Tarpon... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
ole-wd
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nice boat ride and demonstration

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The crew was very nice, pleasant boat ride through the area... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
66wanderlust2011
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Dallas, Texas
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693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

What a great way to get to see Tarpon Springs harbor and learn about the Sponge Business of Tarpon Springs. For $10 ($9 seniors) you board a replica sponge boat and head out into the harbor to have an authentic demonstration of sponge harvesting. On...More

1  Thank ole-wd
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The crew was very nice, pleasant boat ride through the area, topped off by a real hard hat diver who went down and brought up a sponge to pass around. Reasonably priced, and included a discount coupon for the gift...More

1  Thank 66wanderlust2011
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Only $10 for a 40 min demonstration about the sponge diving and harvesting business. We found it worthwhile and was fascinated watching the diver put on over 170 lbs of gear.

Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was a surprising gem. Something you really cant see/do anywhere else. Worth the $ & the time. Don't miss this.

1  Thank dmc42467
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Took our grand children on this tour and they loved it. Captain, emcee and mate were incredibly friendly and interacted with the children much of the time. Boat was aged but attractively painted, clean and well maintained. Trip down the Anclote River only took about...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable trip, very informational about the area of Tarpon Springs, and sponge diving. It is less than an hour, but the price is very reasonable.

Thank JSLantz1948
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the other reviews on trip advisor and wanted to try this little boat ride. The price was right at $10 a person, and the little white and orange boat fit right in with the Greek look and feel of Tarpon Springs. The older...More

2  Thank euromommy
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This short boat trip was one of the best parts of our trip. The guide, captain, and others on the boat were very interesting and educational, we got to watch a guy dive in an old-fashioned sponge-diving suit and bring up a freshly harvested sponge,...More

Thank virginiawriter
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

When we have visitors on our vacation, I always take them on this mini "educational" boat trip. A bit hokey, but don't forget to take a photo with the diver and have him autograph your $1. Pack of postcards! Good to get out on the...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

There were so many boat tours available but I think this is the only one that has a diver demonstration. We really enjoyed it- learning about the different sponges and the history of the sponge docks, and then watching the diver go in the water....More

1  Thank jvangets
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Klpn77
11 May 2016|
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Response from westmont60559 | Reviewed this property |
Same for us we saw a stand, but there was more than one tour. This one was part of the state parks. We also took the short trip about 45 minutes. There was a longer trip if you were interested.
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